A DRUG: URTICA DIOICA

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JAIN SHILPI SINGH KHUSHBU PARASHAR AMRITA GUPTA DIKSHA

Abstract

Most of us think of weeds as annoying shrubs that ruin the aesthetics of a yard or garden with zero value. But before you pluck and discard, make sure stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) isn't one of those weeds. Urtica dioica is commonly known as nettle or stinging nettle. Nettle leaf is legendary for its benefits and even finds mention in the folklore of diverse cultures. Stinging nettle is a common understory component of riparian communities and also occurs in and adjacent to marshes and meadows and in disturbed areas. Stinging nettles are widespread, growing mostly in moist woods often under alders where the soil is soft and black. Colonies sometimes cover acres. Nettles contain antihistamines which act against the body’s natural response. Nettle leaves have anti-inflammatory properties and can be used for treating skin burns and reducing the burn scars.

 

Keywords: Urtica dioica, Nettle leaves

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SHILPI, J., KHUSHBU, S., AMRITA, P., & DIKSHA, G. (2017). A DRUG: URTICA DIOICA. Journal of Drug Discovery And Therapeutics, 5(2). Retrieved from http://www.jddt.in/index.php/jddt/article/view/373
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Short Review